Some articles on wounds, wound:

Talheim Death Pit - Evidence of Violence
... Not all of the wounds, however, were healed at the time of death ... Broken down into three categories, 18 skulls were marked with wounds indicating the sharp edge of adzes of the Linearbandkeramik or Linear Pottery culture (LBK) 14 skulls were similarly marked with wounds produced ... The skeletons did not exhibit evidence of defensive wounds, indicating that the population was fleeing when it was killed ...
Chrysomya Bezziana - Medical Importance
... The adult female will lay her eggs on superficial wounds in live animals preferring wounds that are several days old ... are commonly laid in the navel of newborn livestock species or on castration wounds in cattle ... Wounds as small as a tick bite are large enough for a female to lay her eggs ...
Medical Treatment During The Second Boer War - Surgical Developments and Treatment
... Of the 22,000 that were treated for wounds during the Second Boer War, the majority survived, largely due to the efficiency of the medical teams which cared for the affected ... see a doctor for full treatment, increasing the extent of the infection of the wounds ... Many wounds were open fractures and often involved damage to bones ...
Salivate - Functions - Disinfectants
... See also Wound licking A common belief is that saliva contained in the mouth has natural disinfectants, which leads people to believe it is beneficial to "lick their wounds" ... Wounds doused with NGF healed twice as fast as untreated and unlicked wounds therefore, saliva can help to heal wound in some species ... It has not been shown that human licking of wounds disinfects them, but licking is likely to help clean the wound by removing larger contaminants such as dirt and may help to directly ...

Famous quotes containing the word wounds:

    Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon’s hand;
    Better that they were not touched at all.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    There is probably not one person, however great his virtue, who cannot be led by the complexities of life’s circumstances to a familiarity with the vices he condemns the most vehemently—without his completely recognizing this vice which, disguised as certain events, touches him and wounds him: strange words, an inexplicable attitude, on a given night, of the person whom he otherwise has so many reasons to love.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
    William Lamb Melbourne, 2nd Viscount (1779–1848)